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Two arrests made following Portsmouth burglary investigation

Officers investigating a burglary at an address on George Street have made two arrests.

It was reported to us that sometime between 10.45am and 4pm on Saturday 27 November, entry had been gained to a property on George Street and damage had been caused inside the address.

No-one was home at the time and no-one was injured. A 16-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man, both from Portsmouth, have been arrested on suspicion of dwelling burglary. They have been released under investigation while our enquiries continue.

Police would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some crime prevention advice in order to help protect your home:

? Add as many layers of security as possible to make accessing your home more difficult. This could include installing CCTV or video doorbells – which can then be used for evidential purposes in the event of a crime.

? A house that appears occupied is less likely to be targeted by burglars, installing light switch timers inside the house can help make it appear occupied. Likewise, dusk to dawn or sensor lighting to the front and rear of your home can help deter potential thieves.

? Keep high value, easily portable jewellery and equipment from being visible through a window and don’t forget to register them at https://orlo.uk/uVID0

For further prevention measures visit the websites below:

? Locks, window, door and garage security: https://orlo.uk/vZBSW

? Burglar alarms: make sure you use an approved installer from https://orlo.uk/WYLZy and https://orlo.uk/2c3Ic

? Sheds – keep equipment and ladders locked away. Visit https://orlo.uk/2ouVW for tested and approved locks